ugh, i’m ssssssooooooooooooo tired. why does sleepy music feel so welcomed right now??? maybe because it’s soothing and calm, which is why i want to post a more newer artist who goes by the name, Toro Y Moi.
this young man is one of the leading artists in the chillwave movement that exploded in the summer of 2009. toro y moi, or better yet, chazwick bundick, is a singer-songwriter who works mostly with ambient electronics and synthesizer layouts. his style is reminiscent of dream-pop and shoegaze artists, as well as indie pop and psychedelic bands. some of his contemporaries from the chillwave movement are acts like, Neon Indian, Animal Collective, Washed Out, Panda Bear, Memory Tapes, Best Coast, Wavves, Small Black and Night Jewel. heck, you could even throw in some TV On The Radio and you wouldn't be far off. this so called, “genre”, isn’t really anything new per se, but it has been highly praised and is/was the highlight of the past year or so. (basically, it’s just upgraded nu-wave…)
so, for toro y moi we have his one and only full length available, the debut album called, Causers of This. when i first discovered this dude through my usual sources, i quickly took a liking to his music and style. it’s lush and dreamy, but with the right amount of electronic flourishes and drugged out ambiance i tend to dig very much. check out the video below and see if you happen to find something appealing. if not, then who’s keepin’ ya from anything else??? certainly not me!!!
gotta clean up...